Raila’s New BBI Headache After Ruto’s Allies Naivasha Meeting

ODM leader Raila Odinga seems to be a man facing a run of bad luck.

Raila and company were caught pants down by the move of the group allied to Deputy President William Ruto.

The Tanga Tanga group publicly announced their support for the BBI report after months of opposing it.

Tanga Tanga MPs during a media presser

The lot which attended the Mombasa BBI rally, later packed their bags and headed to Naivasha for a crucial meeting.

Details emerged that a new issue had developed despite the change in tune by the deputy president’s faction.

The structure of the government became the latest hurdle to the brainchild of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.

According to the veteran politician, the country should adopt the proposed three-way structure provided by the document.

ODM leader Raila Odinga

The triple way path denotes that the country would have the National government, Regional government and the County government.

The idea, however, faces criticism from the Ruto brigade who term it as a way for greedy politicians to gain more unnecessary powers.

Led by Majority Leader of the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen, the camp during the retreat, vowed to fight for the current structure.

The group noted that the leaders should first focus on improving the state of the country before embarking on such drastic measures.

Tangatanga leaders and allies during the Naivasha retreat

Kirinyaga Women Rep Wangui Ngirici remarked that the DP brigade will fight to the end on the matter as reported by a local daily.

“We are aware of the scheme by some governors who are on their last time in office to create additional regional governments so that they can continue to serve in the new governance,” uttered Ngirici.

The likes of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya are hinted to be the leaders chasing the new, lucrative role.

Ngrici’s opinions were echoed by Gatundu MP Moses Kuria who noted that they will go down fighting to ensure that the idea is not implemented.

During the coast meeting, Murkomen who stole the limelight, articulated that the country should go to a referendum over the BBI report.

Majority leader of the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho during the Mombasa BBI rally

The move, once more, was unaccounted by the Raila’s team was alleged to how the tables had changed.

With both sides set to drive the governance agenda during the rallies, it remains to be seen if the Ruto allies will pull a third and final one on the ex-Prime Minister.

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